George Baker

Last updated on the 17 June 2024 by Maeve

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Mini Biography

Born:  1 April 1931Varna, Bulgaria. 

The Moonraker - George Baker, Sylvia Syms and Peter Arne
The Moonraker – George Baker, Sylvia Syms and Peter Arne

George Baker was born in Varna, Bulgaria, to British parents who were living in the country at the time. His family later moved back to England when he was a young child, where he spent his formative years. Growing up, Baker developed a keen interest in acting and theatre, which would eventually shape his future career.

George Baker attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Armed with a solid foundation in acting, Baker set out to make his mark in the world of film and television.

Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Sean Pertwee, George Baker and Christopher Ravenscroft
Ruth Rendell Mysteries – Sean Pertwee, George Baker and Christopher Ravenscroft



In addition to his success in film, George Baker also made a name for himself in television, with a career spanning several decades. One of his most iconic roles was that of Inspector Wexford in the long-running British television series “The Ruth Rendell Mysteries.” Baker’s portrayal of the astute and perceptive detective earned him widespread recognition and credit for his work on the show.


Suggested viewing
Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987)

Ruth Rendell Mysteries poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 6.8

A seasoned detective tackles perplexing crimes in a small British town, discovering hidden motives and unraveling dark secrets. Adapted from the works of Ruth Rendell, each episode presents a new puzzle for the inspector Wexford to solve, delving into the psyches of both victims and perpetrators.

Top cast: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Ken Kitson, Diane Keen, John Burgess, Emma Smith, Noah Huntley, Deborah Poplett, Dave Hill.


I, Claudius (1976)

I, Claudius poster


Bftv 9.5 / IMDb 8.8

An under-estimated scholar recounts his rise to power in a ruthless Roman dynasty. Ridiculed for his disability, he witnesses the palace’s web of intrigue firsthand, from his ambitious grandmother’s manipulations to the madness of emperors.

Top cast: Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed, George Baker, Margaret Tyzack, John Hurt, Patricia Quinn, Patrick Stewart.


The Moonraker (1958)

The Moonraker poster

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 5.9

In the chaos following the English civil war, a disguised nobleman helps the defeated prince escape ruthless pursuers. His daring plan and hidden identity as a rebellious rogue put both him and the prince in constant danger as they fight for freedom on the open road.

Top cast: George Baker, Sylvia Syms, Marius Goring, Peter Arne, Clive Morton, Gary Raymond, Richard LeechIris Russell.

English civil war

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